Global patterns of phosphatase activity in natural soils

Margalef O., Sardans J., Fernández-Martínez M., Molowny-Horas R., Janssens I.A., Ciais P., Goll D., Richter A., Obersteiner M., Asensio D., Peñuelas J. (2017) Global patterns of phosphatase activity in natural soils. Scientific Reports. 7: 0-0.
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Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01418-8

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Soil phosphatase levels strongly control the biotic pathways of phosphorus (P), an essential element for life, which is often limiting in terrestrial ecosystems. We investigated the influence of climatic and soil traits on phosphatase activity in terrestrial systems using metadata analysis from published studies. This is the first analysis of global measurements of phosphatase in natural soils. Our results suggest that organic P (Porg), rather than available P, is the most important P fraction in predicting phosphatase activity. Structural equation modeling using soil total nitrogen (TN), mean annual precipitation, mean annual temperature, thermal amplitude and total soil carbon as most available predictor variables explained up to 50% of the spatial variance in phosphatase activity. In this analysis, Porg could not be tested and among the rest of available variables, TN was the most important factor explaining the observed spatial gradients in phosphatase activity. On the other hand, phosphatase activity was also found to be associated with climatic conditions and soil type across different biomes worldwide. The close association among different predictors like Porg, TN and precipitation suggest that P recycling is driven by a broad scale pattern of ecosystem productivity capacity. © 2017 The Author(s).

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Mediterranean landscapes under change: Combining social multicriteria evaluation and the ecosystem services framework for land use planning

Martínez-Sastre, R., Ravera, F., González, J.A., López Santiago, C., Bidegain, I., Munda, G. (2017) Mediterranean landscapes under change: Combining social multicriteria evaluation and the ecosystem services framework for land use planning. Land Use Policy. 67: 472-486.
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Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.06.001

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Differential impact of hotter drought on seedling performance of five ecologically distinct pine species

Matías, L., Castro, J., Villar-Salvador, P., Quero, J.L., Jump, A.S. (2017) Differential impact of hotter drought on seedling performance of five ecologically distinct pine species. Plant Ecology. 218: 201-212.
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Doi: 10.1007/s11258-016-0677-7

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Contrasting growth forecasts across the geographical range of Scots pine due to altitudinal and latitudinal differences in climatic sensitivity

Matías, L., Linares, J.C., Sánchez-Miranda, A., Jump, A.S. (2017) Contrasting growth forecasts across the geographical range of Scots pine due to altitudinal and latitudinal differences in climatic sensitivity. Global Change Biology. : 0-0.
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Doi: 10.1111/gcb.13627

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Communication of flagship species in conservation: lessons from invasive management projects

Melero, Y. (2017) Communication of flagship species in conservation: lessons from invasive management projects. Biodiversity and Conservation. 26: 2973-2978.
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Doi: 10.1007/s10531-017-1389-6

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Relationship type affects the reliability of dispersal distance estimated using pedigree inferences in partially sampled populations: A case study involving invasive American mink in Scotland

Melero, Y., Oliver, M.K., Lambin, X. (2017) Relationship type affects the reliability of dispersal distance estimated using pedigree inferences in partially sampled populations: A case study involving invasive American mink in Scotland. Molecular Ecology. : 0-0.
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Doi: 10.1111/mec.14154

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An empirical method that separates irreversible stem radial growth from bark water content changes in trees: theory and case studies

Mencuccini, M., Salmon, Y., Mitchell, P., Hölttä, T., Choat, B., Meir, P., O'Grady, A., Tissue, D., Zweifel, R., Sevanto, S., Pfautsch, S. (2017) An empirical method that separates irreversible stem radial growth from bark water content changes in trees: theory and case studies. Plant Cell and Environment. 40: 290-303.
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Doi: 10.1111/pce.12863

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Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: The limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures

Mihoub, J.-B., Henle, K., Titeux, N., Brotons, L., Brummitt, N.A., Schmeller, D.S. (2017) Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: The limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures. Scientific Reports. 7: 0-0.
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Doi: 10.1038/srep41591

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Imported zika virus in a European city: How to prevent local transmission?

Millet, J.-P., Montalvo, T., Bueno-Marí, R., Romero-Tamarit, A., Prats-Uribe, A., Fernández, L., Camprubí, E., del Baño, L., Peracho, V., Figuerola, J., Sulleiro, E., Martínez, M.J., Caylà, J.A., Álamo-Junquera, D., de Andrés, A., Avellanés, I., González, R., Gorrindo, P., Sentís, A., Simón, P., Bartumeus, F., Busquets, N., Alejo, I., Gascón, J., Muñoz, J., Oliveira, I., Pinazo, M.J., Rodriguez, N., Bocanegra, C., Espasa, M., Molina, I., Pou, D., Salvador, F., Sánchez-Montalvà, A., Pumarola, T., Rando, A., Serre, N., Soriano-Arandes, A., Treviño, B. (2017) Imported zika virus in a European city: How to prevent local transmission?. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8: 0-0.
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Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01319

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Changes in the natural dynamics of Nothofagus dombeyi forests: Population modeling with increasing drought frequencies

Molowny-Horas, R., Suarez, M.L., Lloret, F. (2017) Changes in the natural dynamics of Nothofagus dombeyi forests: Population modeling with increasing drought frequencies. Ecosphere. 8: 0-0.
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Doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1708

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